Hint: it will be "Grand."
Despite its age, the Jeep Grand Cherokee will soldier on for the 2021 model year. Launched back in 2011, the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee continues to be a hot-seller for Jeep despite its age. However, new competition continues to arrive and it's expected the redesigned Grand Cherokee will debut for 2022. But that's not the only large Jeep SUV coming in the relatively near future. The long-awaited Jeep Grand Wagoneer three-row SUV is also aiming for a 2022 model year launch, though the automaker has not officially confirmed anything just yet. However, it has begun teasing something "Grand." Jeep has just released a single teaser image on Twitter that's not so very cryptic.
Against a Grand Canyon background, the automaker has provided the definition of "Grand" along with the word itself, and at the bottom it simply states "Coming Soon."
So, is this the first official teaser for the new Grand Cherokee or Grand Wagoneer?
If we had to make a guess, it's the latter, only because it was listed on Jeep's future product plan for a 2022 reveal. Is it possible the calendar could have changed due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic? Absolutely, but given that the Grand Wagoneer has long been in development, chances are high it's ready to go.
For starters, it's a three-row SUV, and this is something that's been seriously lacking in Jeep's lineup for years now. It will also have body-on-frame construction and an independent rear suspension. A hybrid model will also be available, most likely with FCA's 48-volt hybrid system that's already bolted to the Ram 1500's eTorque 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter V8 engines. There will also be non-hybrid powertrains, such as the 5.7-liter Hemi V8.
Styling-wise, the Grand Wagoneer won't be mistaken for anything other than a Jeep. An updated version of the familiar seven-slot grille with LED headlights is expected, but the big SUV will still have its own unique look. Production is slated to get underway next year.